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PHEMI selected as a 2017 “Ready to Rocket” Company

PHEMI is excited to announce that we’ve been named one of the top Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies on Rocket Builders’ fifteenth (15th) annual “Ready to Rocket” lists. The annual 2017 “Ready to Rocket” lists provide accurate predictions of private companies that will likely experience significant growth, venture capital investment or acquisition by a major player in the coming year. The lists cover 3 different technology sectors: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Cleantech (CT) Life Science (LS) The “Ready to Rocket” lists are

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Turnkey Hadoop? Yes, It’s Possible.

As you already know, there are big benefits to big data, and the first step to capitalizing on them is getting an efficient data architecture (including your traditional systems AND big data) up and running. But what’s the best way to build that warehouse? In our last blog, we discussed the many questions and complications that arise when you want to go DIY and build the warehouse yourself. But what about a pre-integrated solution? A turnkey solution won’t be as

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Maybe Don’t Try This at Home: The Pains of DIY Hadoop

So you want to get started with big data. Excellent! It’s easy to see why. From 360-degree customer views built from past transactions and social media feeds, to the ability to analyze thousands of processes and identify inefficiencies, to uncovering brand new connections by bringing together all your formerly disparate data sources, big data means big rewards for organizations across industries. For these reasons, the why is obvious. It’s the how that often proves more elusive. How do you get

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Big Data Benefits to Researchers

This fall Roy Wilds, Chief Data Scientist at PHEMI, and Rebecca Laborde, Principal Field Scientist at Oracle, shared their first-hand experience with big data in a webinar. Their perspective, along with those of other industry leaders in the field, illuminate the many ways healthcare researchers can benefit from big data. Big data provides so many opportunities to researchers to: Collect all their diverse data together, regardless of size. “There’s no such thing as small data anymore… Everything has grown in

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Sap Steps up Data Privacy in Europe

Big Data Privacy

In our Big Data Round-Up series, PHEMI’s roving reporter brings you thought-provoking articles, resources, and insights that have caught our eye. Software companies from all over the world – including heavyweights like SAP and Oracle, and new visionaries like PHEMI – are strengthening their data privacy capabilities to meet increasing demands from businesses and consumers. Changing data sovereignty laws and an increasing focus on data security are forcing data software companies to adapt. In the case of SAP, Computer Weekly

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DIY vs. fully integrated Hadoop – What’s best for your organization?

By Adam Lorant, VP Product Management & Solutions, PHEMI The trade-offs of building it yourself vs. going with a pre-integrated, out-of-the-box platform You don’t have to look far to see the amazing things that organizations are doing with big data technology: pulling information from past transactions, social media and other sources to develop 360-degree views of their customers. Analyzing thousands of processes to identify causes of breakdowns and inefficiencies. Bringing together disparate data sources to uncover connections that were never

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PHEMI Introduces PHEMI Central Precision Medicine Edition

Out-of-the-box solution ingests millions of variants in less than a minute and provides sub-second query response times; Achieves Oracle Big Data Appliance Optimized Status VANCOUVER, BC, December, 14, 2016 – PHEMI, a company delivering big data solutions with built-in privacy, security, governance, and enterprise-grade management, today announced the release of PHEMI Central Precision Medicine Edition, an out-of-the-box solution leveraging Oracle Big Data Appliance and built upon Hadoop Big Data technology for affordable scalability and ultra-fast query capabilities. PHEMI, a Gold

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Checking in on Big Data Growth in Healthcare

Three years out from the famous McKinsey study that rocked the healthcare world, claiming that big data growth in healthcare could lead to anywhere from $300 to $450 billion in savings, it’s time to do a brief check-in. How far along are healthcare organizations when it comes to big data?  What does the near future look like? Business Wire recently reported that, according to Research and Markets’ study “Big Data Analytics In Healthcare Market – Forecast (2016-2021)”, “big data in the

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Value-based reimbursement and the Data-Driven Healthcare Organization

The shift is underway. It’s a near ubiquitous fact that healthcare organizations are migrating away from pay-for-service models and towards value-based care. A 2016 McKesson survey found that payers report being “58% along the continuum toward full value-based reimbursement, a sharp 10% increase since 2014,” while “63% of hospitals are [now] members of ACOs, which is an 18% increase over 2014,” and a remaining 47% of hospitals “plan to join an ACO in the next five years.” In 2015, Healthcare Financial

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Q&A: The Transformative Power of Big Data Paired with Data Science

Data analytics is a mature discipline at this point, and even those outside the data science world generally understand what it’s all about. Modern data science, however, is still new enough to spur questions. Vincent Glanville, Executive Data Scientist at Data Science Central, spoke with Roy Wilds, Chief Data Scientist from PHEMI, a Vancouver-based big data startup, about the best way to educate people on the transformative power of big data paired with data science.  When you’re working with customers who

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